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Minister of State Brian Hayes and Minister of State Lucinda Creighton today announced details of an exhibition of Irish contemporary art that will tour a number of prestigious European venues to celebrate our EU Presidency and our 40 years as a member of the European Union.
The 40/40/40 exhibition comprises works from the Office of Public Works (OPW) managed State Art Collection by 40 artists under the age of 40, who are Irish or are based in Ireland. The exhibition includes photography, drawing, sculpture and painting to represent the diversity of current visual art practices which have been drawn from over 15,000 pieces managed by OPW that are usually located in the public buildings throughout Ireland.
The Thin Line will be a solo show comprised predominantly of my etching based work in Finland.The show is curated by John Fitzgerald of Irish Art.
The exhibition will be opened on June 1st by His Excellency, Ambassador Dermot Brangan and all are welcome to attend. With its first venture outside of Norway, Irish Art is delighted to work with Galleria Dix in presenting Galway born artist Jennifer Cunningham to the Helsinki arts scene.
Following Rollespill/Role Play, her successful Norwegian exhibition at Galleri Sonne last year, Cunningham complements a busy year at home in Ireland with The Thin Line, her second international solo exhibition.
As the exhibition consists mainly of etchings, the title could be taken as a reference to the artist’s process of using thin lines to create images on a copper plate which are then inked and printed to create a finished etching. It could also allude to the thin line between the departure of childhood into adolescence and on to young adulthood, a complex area of subject matter that seems to engross the artist.
For the Cork Film centre she is showing a two channel sychronised swimming video piece and a series of new drawings and paintings of run down sea side resort areas and the Bathers who repopulate them. The show is curated by Chris Hurley.
The bathing shelters and baths with their unique art deco architecture are falling into disrepair. Modernist structures, which have been placed into Victorian settings in Bray, for example have now become dated. Brash gaudy amusement arcades flicker and wink, pumping demented electronic rhythms into the night. Among the dandelions and chip wrappers shoddiness is revealed. There is rust under the paintwork; cracks in the plaster and the seats are worn.